Community Generosity and Acts of Kindness Touch Those in Need

Community Generosity and Acts of Kindness Touch Those in Need

Post Canada workers Pierre & Pierre pose with Santa before heading off to deliver hampers on December 17, 2011.

 By Jan Anderson-Toupin, Community Organizer with Jeffery Hale Community Services, on behalf of the 2011 Community Christmas Hamper Campaign Organizing Committee: Shirley Nadeau (chair), Catherine (Kay) Bergeron, Beth Clibbon, Heather Clibbon Côté, Katiana Cordoba, Bill Donnelly, Susan Doucet, Kristen Eedy, Susie Faguy, Rev. Denis Fortin, Hugh Fraser, Andrew Greenfield, Claire Groulx-Parent, Paul Hinton, Caroline Joll, Maureen Martin, Joanne McCalla, Barry McCullough, Julie Slattery, Mamie Stewart, Robert Stewart, Ed Sweeney, Nancy Thomas, Jan Anderson-Toupin, Derek White, Paul Wilson and Lidwina Winterson. 

The members of the 16th annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign Organizing Committee would like to express their gratitude to Life in Quebec readers for your unfailing support in what is truly a community holiday celebration of generosity and goodwill.

Thank you for so kindly providing nutritious canned goods, non-perishable foods and useful hygiene products to help make our hampers overflow with healthy and tasty items. We are most grateful to Andrew Greenfield and his staff for reporting on the campaign and for offering the use of AngloStore as a donation drop-off site for the first time this year. Thank you too for your cash donations collected at recent author events. Every penny helps!

To date we have collected almost $17,000 of our $22,000 hamper campaign objective. There’s still time to donate and we provide tax receipts for donations of $10 or more. Cheques should be made payable to the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign and mailed off to Campaign Headquarters 1250, chemin Ste-Foy Quebec, Qc G1S 2M6. If you’re still looking for a last minute gift for that person on your list that has everything, why not make a donation in their name to the hamper fund? 

In 2011, 214 households benefited from the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign. We received many thank you calls and notes from hamper recipients. A note received recently from a grateful family addressed everyone who helped make this year’s campaign such a success “”Heartfelt thanks for all the food! You have helped brighten my Christmas and made it much less stressful. Bless you all!”
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Words and photo courtesy of Jan Anderson-Toupin

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